UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Gage Averill recordings: Joe Heaney Collection, 1982-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Averill, Gage
UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Gage Averill recordings: Joe Heaney Collection
1982-1983 (inclusive)
2 items  :  EC - 2 reels (7.5 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"); WT - 1 DAT (digital, stereo); Duration: 1:17:19
Collection Number
Recorded during private lessons with Joe Heaney in 1982 and 1983, University of Washington, Seattle.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-0974
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gage Averill, (1954-) born in Greenwich, Connecticut, is an educator, ethnomusicologist, musicologist, and writer. In 1984, Averill graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in ethnomusicology and later recieved his Ph.D there in 1989. He is known for his research on traditional Caribbean music.

Joe Heaney (AKA Joe Éinniú; Irish: Seosamh Ó hÉanaí) (1919 - 1984) was an Irish traditional (sean nós) singer from County Galway, Ireland. He spent most of his adult life abroad, living in England, Scotland and New York City, in the course of which he recorded hundreds of songs. A magnificent singer in both Gaelic and English, Heaney sings in sean-nos, the highly ornamented style of traditional Irish song.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Originally recorded on one cassette (stereo) but with several different cassette recorders.

See logsheets for description of contents of tapes.

Documentation: Heaney index

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
1984044-0001: Joe Heaney Collection: Private lessons recorded by Gage Averill
1 audiotape : DAT; Tracks: 27

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Rural Irish--Europe--British Isles
  • Geographical Names :
  • Europe--Europe--General Europe
  • Ireland
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Heaney, Joe, 1919-1984 (performer)